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Posts Tagged ‘BET’

Misogynistic is a strong word to describe Kendrick Lamar

Salenna Russello did a study on The Impact of Media Exposure on Self-Esteem and Body Satisfaction in Men and Women and through her research, she found that women do feel pressured to look a certain way because of the media. Because of that exposure, women want to look perfect when there is no such thing.…

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Get Out touches on racism in a psychological way

  Ending Black History Month the correct way, actor Jordan Peele releases his movie Get Out. This movie has only been out for three days and it already causing a frenzy. The first day, this thriller scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Get Out touches on racism, followed by fear and paranoia. The movie shows the…

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2017 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!! Literary Activist Troy Johnson Curtis Bunn  Jeff Friday  Malaika Adero Lasheera Lee Book Club of the Year 556 Book Chicks Sistah Girls Book Club  Keys and No Locks Book Club Literary…

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The 4 Times Rapper, TI Was Woke

With the growing, never-ending racial tension, and the bigotry of our new president, Donald Trump, we need to stick together. People have protested many ways. We’ve done marches and sit ins. We take to social media to express how we feel by using memes, gifs, and hashtags. Sometimes we feel unheard, but lately we’ve been…

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Did #OscarsSoWhite Work?

One year after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite took over social media, and a heavyweight list of Hollywood A-listers chimed in on the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, the Academy responded by nominating a record six Black actors for this year’s awards. Denzel Washington received a nod for best actor in his awesome work in…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Are We Getting That Old Thang Back with Trey Songz?

    Recently, the internet has been going crazy because of Can’t Help But Wait artist, Trey Songz and his Snapchat. Yes, Trey Songz is fine, but that’s not what has both the guys and girls in shock. Trey Songz posted a Snapchat video of him in braids. Now, for the fans who need a reminder,…

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Kanye West and Donald Trump ?

Not too long ago, Kanye West performed in San Juan and announced his support for Donald Trump. He explained that though he did not vote, he would have voted for Trump. After a cancelled Saint Pablo tour in November following hospitalization, Kanye West has been making moves.  Fast forward, this past Tuesday, a healthier, blonde Kanye…

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CIARA FOR REVLON !

  THIS BEAT IS: AUTOMATIC, SUPERSONIC . . . No, but seriously, the 1,2 Step singer is the new global ambassador of Revlon. Joining Halle Berry, Emma Stone, and Olivia Wilde, the Grammy award winner will be the face of Revlon. Appearing on the website, social media, and their 2016 Love Is On campaign, she…

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African American Lit Is Here To Stay!

What is African American Lit? If you ask 10 people, I bet that you will get 10 different answers. For the most part, many will simply say that it is books that are written by black authors. Well, let me be the first one to tell you that there is so much more to African…

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